An Elegant Rooftop Wedding at Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Melissa Orluck (26 and an accountant) and Peter Hagerty (26 and a systems engineer) fell in love with the rooftop garden at Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. "The garden was what drew us in, and we decided to complement the space with simple, classic colors—blush, cream and gold," Melissa says. More than anything, Melissa and Peter wanted their wedding to feel personalized and incredibly romantic, which they accomplished with plenty of lace, baby's breath, carefully selected readings and sentimental family photos incorporated throughout. When it came to her bridal style, Melissa wanted a timeless look with a little twist. "When I tried on my Maggie Sottero gown it was love at first sight: the scalloped lace hem, slim A-line fit and illusion back captured me," she says. "Then came the veil. I have dreamed about wearing a blusher veil since I was a little girl." Because Peter is a dessert fanatic, they had trouble deciding on just one cake for the reception. Instead they opted for a number of single-tier celebration cakes so guests could choose their favorite. Everybody wins!